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RATINGS: 234   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Truly worthy its majestic name in fluid ounces, our Sour Cherry Imperial Stout is anything but sour. In fact, we have to make sure there’s plenty of it available for Valentine’s Day – after all, nothing says love like chocolates and a Sour Cherry Imperial Stout. This is an extremely complex version of the classic Russian beer style with plenty of roasted, black, and chocolate malts that delivers multi-layered coffee and sherry notes in a surprisingly smooth package. The beer is then matured with just a kiss of real sour red cherries. If you see Sour Cherry Imperial Stout on tap, give it a try – like true love, it’s sometimes hard to find.

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3.4
DCLawyer (2912) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Draft sample. Deep brown with small tan head. Sour cherries with roasted and chocolate malts. More interesting than good.

2.7
obguthr (6593) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Walnut aroma with faint plum. Black, thick tan head. Tree bark, sour plum, some vegetal notes. Medium body. Eh, I don’t like fruited stouts, and this one I particularly didn’t like.

3.5
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2014
9/13/2014. On tap. Dark brown with a tan head. Roasted malt, chocolate, cherries and coffee. Bitter malt flavors, amplified by the cherries, yet with balance. Smooth finish.

2.8
LuckyDog (615) - - AUG 15, 2014
I’ve had other Blue Point beers that I thought were good. I’m not crazy about this one. It’s got kind of a medicine taste.

3.1
jdb288 (584) - Wake Forest, North Carolina, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Bottle. Pours muddy, midnight black with decent tan head. Aroma is black cherry, dark chocolate, a bit of espresso. Taste is bitter/sour cherry right up front. It doesn’t develop any sweetness or real body. The malts kick in with a bit of the advertised chocolate/coffee, but it feels like a weird mix here.

4
Busick (390) - Lake Wylie, South Carolina, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Maybe a hint of sour cherry, so for those that aren't fans of sour beers should not steer away from this brew. It is a delicious imperial stout! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
thornecb (6022) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Pours deep mahogany into a snifter. Mocha head with medium retention recedes to skim surface. Chocolate and sour funk aromas. Soft with dark chocolate and cherry front to back. Lasting warming finish.

4
anthony850 (473) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2014
On tap at EBF smooth with chocolate , coffee and hints of cherry. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
Ed5388 (3488) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2014
22oz bomber thanks to JohnGonk. Poured a thin dark brown color with a thick frothy tan head. Aroma is nice. Some tart funk, sour cherry, roasted malt, and milk chocolate. Taste of tart cherries and funk up front, followed by roasted malt, light char, and chocolate in the finish.

3.8
Brigadier (3725) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2014 On tap in Detroit, MI
The second beer I ordered was a much better draft. A standard imperial stout with a dash of sour cherries tasted almost like a blend of Belgian Red and Old Rasputin. If you can’t get it locally you can come close with a custom blend.

Aroma / Appearance - Creamy black ink sits idly in the glass. An ivory white head is a nice decoration with an edge the color of newspaper scraps. Malt, cherry bits, coffee, ash, and anise over a bed of plums create a dark fruity profile.

Flavor / Palate - Ash, Bing cherries, and ripe plums set a positive tone. A transition of anise carries the creamy mouthfeel towards a robust finish. Other than a slight burst of green apples this is an excellent imperial stout. I’d definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to try something different.


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